Source: Dean Schabner / ABC News
Four members of the six-woman jury that found George Zimmerman not guilty of second degree murder and manslaughter in the killing of Trayvon Martin said today they do not share the opinions that a fifth juror in the case expressed in a TV interview.
A juror identified only by her anonymous court ID of B37 and her face and body hidden in deep shadow said Monday on Anderson Cooper’s CNN show, “AC360,” that she believes Zimmerman’s “heart was in the right place” when he became suspicious of Martin and that the teenager probably threw the first punch.
Four other jurors, identified only by their court numbers — B-51, B-76, E-6, and E-40 — tonight released a statement through the Florida Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court, distancing themselves from B37’s remarks.
“We, the undersigned jurors, understand there is a great deal of interest in this case. But we ask you to remember that we are not public officials and we did not invite this type of attention into our lives,” they said. “We also wish to point out that the opinions of Juror B-37, expressed on the Anderson Cooper show were her own, and not in any way representative of the jurors listed below.”
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